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IMEA In-Service Conference and All-State Groups




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January 30-February 2, 2019 in Rexburg, Idaho.

The 2019 conference will be January 30-February 2, 2019 at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg. Here are some of the deadlines for that conference.

  • Session Proposals - are now being accepted. They will close September 15, 2018.
  • Performing Groups applications are now being accepted. Close October 15, 2018.
  • All-State Auditions - All-State auditions have closed. Registration pages are still active for payment of audition fees. Deadline for audition fees is October 15, 2018

The Performing Groups Application is now available online. See the Application for more details. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018.

All-State Timeline

  • All-State Audition information posted - May, 1 2018
  • Online Audition Registration Opens - August 13, 2018
  • Audition Registration Closes - Midnight, October 5, 2018
  • Audition Fees Due - October 15, 2018
  • Notification of acepted students - October 26, 2018
  • Registration and Payments Due - November 30, 2018
  • Music Mailed - December 7, 2018
  • Check-in, rehearsals & performances - January 30-February 2, 2019

Conference Timeline

  • Session Proposals Open - April 1, 2018
  • Group Performance Applications Open - August 1, 2019
  • Session Proposals Close - September 15, 2018
  • Session Proposals Screening Completed - October 1, 2018
  • Accepted Session Proposals Notified - October 6, 2018
  • Group Performance Applications Close - October 15, 2018
  • Group Performance Application Screening Completed - November 1, 2018
  • Accepted Performance Groups Notified - November 5, 2018
  • Conference - January 30-February 2, 2019

Changes to IMEA All-State Housing Policy

On July 30, 2018, Kathy Stefani, IMEA President, issued an open letter to all IMEA Members regarding a change in the housing policy for future All-States. Download the letter.



General Information

Please inform qualified and interested students in your music groups about the All-State Honor Groups and assist those who apply in preparing the audition materials. Students are eligible for All-State Honor Groups if they are regularly enrolled or dual-enrolled members of a school concert music ensemble in grades 9-12 in Idaho and their director is a current member of the Idaho Music Educators Association.

You must be a member of IMEA/NAfME or your students will not be considered for membership in any All-State group. IMEA is the sole sponsor and adminstrator of these Honor Groups; your membership in the organization will be checked at the time your students apply. If you are not a current member, your students will not be able to audition. If, for some reason, you have put off renewing your IMEA/NAfME membership and cannot access the registration page, please register and send a copy of your electronic receipt to Wayne Millett, the web master. He will have to enter you manually into the IMEA system. We do not get automatic updates from NAfME that magically appear in our system. It can take up to one week to register and add you to system. Please don't put it off. Join or renew NOW!

Because this event is sanctioned by the Idaho High Schools Activity Association (IHSAA) your school must be a member of that organization in order for your students to participate. If your school is not a member of IHSAA, but you are a member of NAfME/IMEA, you students still cannot participate. Both membership requirements must be met.

The sizes of the All-State groups (pending successful auditions) will be Band—140, String Orchestra—90, MixedChoir—200, Treble Choir—120, Jazz Band—22, Jazz Choir—40.

Organizing Chairmen are, Band - Casey Emerson; Jazz Band - Quentin DeWitt; Jazz Choir - Corrina Steinbach; Mixed Choir - Joie Cariaga; Orchestra - Brendan Burns; and Treble Choir - Lindsay Lowe.

Registration fees covering music, clinicians, meals, T-shirts, etc. will be set at the Fall Board meeting.

If any of your students were in All-Northwest, they will NOT automatically be in All-State. They must make a recording of the All-State tryout materials.

If I can be of any assistance to you in your preparation for All-State, please call me anytime. I wish you and your students much success and look forward to meeting each of you at the convention January 30-February 2, 2019.

Thomas Kloss
presidentelect@idahomusiced.org



Audition Instructions

Students:

  1. Prepare the required audition materials.
  2. Complete the Student Audition Form and give it to your teacher along with $10 for the audition fee.
  3. Record the audition materials. Each exercise should be saved in a separate file. Voice, wind, and percussion players will upload 4 files each. String players will upload 5 files each. They must be saved or converted to MP3 format. DO NOT state your name and school. DO NOT say the name of your solo. It will be entered on your registration form.
  4. Your teacher will register you on-line and will upload your auditions.

Teachers:

  1. Make sure the students have access to the audition materials.
  2. Collect the Student Audition Form from each student.
  3. Record the students' auditions. Each exercise should be saved in a separate file. Voice, wind, and percussion players will upload 4 files each. String players will upload 5 files each. They must be saved or converted to MP3 format. Files must be smaller that 2MB in size or you will get an error. See below for recording helps and hints.
  4. Register your students on the IMEA Web Site. Registration will open in the Fall.
  5. You must be a member of NAfME/IMEA to log-in. You will log-in with your NAfME # and your last name.
  6. The first time you log-in you will need to update your contact information.
  7. Click on the "Add School" button to add all the schools you teach at that will have students auditioning for All-State.
  8. After you have added your schools, you are ready to start adding students by clicking on "Add Student"
  9. Use the Student Audition Form that the student filled out to complete the information requested. Please double check all information. If you place your student in the wrong category they will be disqualified.
  10. After you have added a student you can upload their audition files. Click on the speaker with the red X and follow the instructions. Be sure to listen to the file after it has been uploaded to make sure it's right.
  11. Continue adding students until they are all entered.
  12. When you are ready to pay the student fees, click on the "Pay Audition Fees" link in the lower right hand corner.
  13. Choose the school that you are paying the fees for, then click "Next."
  14. All of the students that have registered from that school will be shown. This will include band, choir, and orchestra students. Select the check box next to the names of all the students that you are paying for and click "Next."
  15. The Fee Payment page will show you all the names of the students that you are paying for. Please double check it for accuracy.
  16. The preferred method of payment is by credit or debit card through PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account.
  17. If you need to pay by check, print two copies. Keep one for your records and mail the other copy, with your check, to the address given on the form. When you are finished click "Cancel."
  18. To pay by credit/debit card, print one copy for your records then click the "Pay Now" button.
  19. You will be taken to the PayPal site. If you have a PayPal account, log-in and follow the payment instructions. If you do not have a PayPal account, click the "Don't have a PayPal account?" link and follow the payment instructions.
  20. REMEMBER!!! Auditions must be uploaded by midnight the day of the deadline. All fees must be paid or postmarked by the due date. Students whose fees have not been paid at that time will be removed from the system. No effort on the part of IMEA will be made to collect the non-payment of audition fees.
  21. NOTE: Many audition are incorrectly uploaded. Common problems are switched etudes, combined etudes, registering in the wrong category, introduction of the student, and missing files. Files uploaded incorrectly will not be fixed and will be disqualified from consideration. There just isn't enough time in the day to track down all the mistakes that could easily be fixed by directors taking the time to proof the upload!

Recording Helps:

If you are total a novice at recording on your computer try to find someone around you that can help. Usually there will be student who will know what they are doing.

MP3 files should be recorded at the bit rate of 128kbps. Some programs call this the resolution. There should be a setting for it on your digital recorder or in the audio program that you record into.

A simple and free program that you can download to record with is Audacity. It works on both Mac and Windows, is easy to use, and is very versatile. Click on the link to go to the download page. The Audacity Tutorials are also very good for learning the basics of recording. You can find them HERE.

If you are on a Mac and want to use an external microphone, you will need a separate USB interface. One of the cheapest and easiest to use is the iMic by Griffin Technologies. Cost is between $30-$50 at most computer stores.

To convert a different file format to MP3 using iTunes:

  1. Start iTunes and open the Preferences
  2. Under General look for the Import Settings button
  3. Click on that and change the Import Using menu to MP3 Encoder. Make sure that you have "High Quality (160 kbps)" selected under "Setting". If you use the "Higher Quality (190 kbps)" setting, your file may be too large and will not import.
  4. Click OK to save the settings and exit back to iTunes
  5. Right click on the file you want to convert (or Control click on the Mac) and select Create MP3 Version
  6. Locate the new file and drag it to the desktop. It should have a .mp3 at the end of the file name. This is the file you want to upload for the audition.
  7. Contact Wayne Millett the Web Master if you are totally lost and need help.

Download the Audition Music in pdf format.
Soprano I Soprano II Alto I Alto II Tenor I Tenor II Bass I Bass II



Choir Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $10.00 fee to audition. (plus and additional $10 fee if you also audition for the Jazz Choir.) Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Vocal auditionees are only allowed to submit one vocal audition. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification.
  5. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  6. If you have any questions about the Treble Choir, contact Lindsay Lowe. For Mixed Choir contact, Joie Cariaga. For Jazz Choir, contact Corrina Steinbach.
  7. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by October 5, 2018.
  8. Optional Jazz Choir Audition. If you wish to be considered for the Idaho All-State Jazz Choir, please complete the three additional exercises. (There is an additional $10 fee to audition for the Jazz Choir.)

Audition Exercises:

All exercises and the song are to be sung unaccompanied. The pitch should be given only once before each exercise. Each exercise should be recorded into a separate file.

  1. Sing following scale, ascending and descending, using the syllables "do re mi fa sol la ti do". Do not repeat the high "do" upon descending. You may take a breath, if needed. Sing the exercise with each note m.m. 100.

  2. Soprano I: F (first space treble staff)
    Soprano II: D (above middle C)
    Alto I: A (below middle C)
    Alto II: G (below middle C)
    Tenor I: Eb (third space bass staff)
    Tenor II: C (octave below middle C)
    Bass I: G (first line bass staff)
    Bass II: F (first space below bass staff)


  3. Sing following scale, ascending and descending, using the syllables "do re mi fa sol la ti do". Do not repeat the high "do" upon descending. You may take a breath, if needed. Sing the exercise with each note m.m. 100.

  4. Soprano I: A (second space treble staff)
    Soprano II: G (second line treble staff)
    Alto I: Eb (first line treble staff)
    Alto II: D (above middle C)
    Tenor I: G (fourth space bass staff)
    Tenor II: E (third space bass staff)
    Bass I: D (third line bass staff)
    Bass II: C (octave below middle C)


  5. Vocalize the scale pattern "8-5-3-1" using the word "I love to sing", each pitch at m.m. 120. At the end of the pattern, sing the exercise again 1/2 step higher. Repeat the exercise again another 1/2 step higher, etc. for a total of six renditions of the pattern. Do not vocalize the 1/2 step transition at the end of each pattern.

  6. Soprano: begin on C (third space)
    Alto: begin on G (second line)
    Tenor: begin on C (middle C)
    Bass: begin on G (fourth space bass staff)

  7. Sing unaccompanied the melody and word of "America the Beautiful" (Oh beautiful for spacious skies) first stanza only. Use the following keys at m.m.100.

  8. Soprano I & Tenor I: key of D (start on A)
    Soprano II & Tenor II: key of C (start on G)
    Alto I & Bass I: key of B (start on F#)
    Alto II & Bass II: key of A (start on E)


    OPTIONAL: Jazz Choir Audition
    It would be useful for you to purchase Jamey Aebersold Volumes 2 and 25 with the practice CD, or download the iReal app, adding the jazz standards forum to your list.

  9. Jazz Interpretation: Sing the first 16 measures in a swing style, unaccompanied, of “Summertime.” You choose the tempo and key. (Lead sheet is available on Aebersold, Volume 25.)

  10. Rhythmic and Pitch Accuracy: Sing unaccompanied, your voice part of Jazz Choir, Example 1.

  11. Optional Improvisation: Improvise (using scat syllables) 12 bar blues in the key of Bb, 3 times through. Record yourself using any of the following options: Jamey Aebersold's Volume 2, track 5, iReal app Bb Blues - Fast Swing setting, a live rhythm section, or acapella (between 160-180 BPM if using this option).


Download the Audition Music in pdf format.
Violin Viola Cello Double Bass Harp



String Audition Requirements

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRING APPLICANTS
  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $10.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  5. All solo recordings should be unaccompanied.
  6. If you have any questions contact: Brendan Burns
  7. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by October 5, 2018.

STRING AUDITION MATERIALS

VIOLIN

Seventy-Five Melodious and Progressive Studies, Op. 36, Book 1 (Mazas, pub. G. Schirmer)

  1. Three-octave A Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. (Quarter note = 108) Listen to an example
  2. Three-octave A melodic minor scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detaché. (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 26: Play from the beginning to the key change at the end of line 8. (Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 18: Play 3 lines plus one measure (20 measures total). (Eighth note = 86) Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

VIOLA

Etudes Speciales for the Viola, Op. 36, Book 1 (Mazas, pub. G. Schirmer)

  1. Three-octave D Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. (Quarter note = 108) Listen to an example
  2. Three-octave D melodic minor scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detaché. (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 26: Play from the beginning to the key change in the middle of line 10. (Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 18: Play the first 5 lines, until the key change (20 measures total). (Eighth note = 86) Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

CELLO

Violoncello Method (Kummer, pub. G. Schirmer)

  1. Three-octave D Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. (Quarter note = 88) Listen to an example
  2. Three-octave E melodic minor scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detaché. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 70, page 78: Play top part. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 79, page 86: Play top part. (Eighth Note = 100) Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

DOUBLE BASS

Double Bass Studies (Felipe Libon, public domain. IMSLP) Updated for 2015

  1. Two-octave F Major scale: Play sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur four notes per bow. (Quarter note = 88) Listen to an example
  2. Two-octave E melodic minor scale: Play eighth notes ascending and descending, detaché bowing. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Exercise 1, Allegro, page 2. Measures 1 through 9. (Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Exercise 12, Allegretto, page 14. Measure 1 through beat 1 of measure 14. (Quarter note = 80)Listen to an example
  5. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

HARP

Exercices et etudes pour la harpe, Op. 9 (Edmond Larivlere, public domain.) IMSLP

  1. No. 2, page 3. (Quarter note = 120)
  2. No. 14, page 7. (Quarter note = 85)
  3. No. 80, page 24. Measures 1 through 17. (Quarter note = 120)
  4. Choose and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

For questions or for more information, contact the orchestra chairman: Brendan Burns



Winds & Percussion Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $10.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  5. If you have any questions contact: Casey Emerson
  6. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by October 5, 2018.

WIND & PERCUSSION AUDITION MATERIALS

The solo in #4 in the materials listed below is optional. Students who wish to be considered for 1st chair or to play solos should perform the solo. The solo should be a piece of their choosing not to exceed 1 minute in length. The chosen piece should be relatively difficult for the student, but should demonstrate the student’s musical strengths. Pieces from each instrument’s solo repertoire are recommended. Remember, the piece given here is an example only. It may be used, but a piece of the students’ choosing is highly recommended. All solo recxordings should be unaccompanied,

Note that points will be deducted for not playing at indicated metronome speed.

WOODWINDS

Flute:

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to C4 using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Flute -  Page 20: measures 1-18. (Dotted quarter note = 48) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Flute – Page 33: measures 1-25 and 43-52. (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  4. Example solo: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in Eb Major Mvt. 1 Beginning to measure 53 (quarter note = approximately 88)

Oboe

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to High D (two octaves plus one step) using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 60) Listen to an example
  2. Barret Oboe Method, Kalmus Edition – Page 12 number 6 – First 16 measures (Quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Barret Oboe Method, Kalmus Edition – Page 6 number 7 (Quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Paul Hindemith: Oboe Sonata Beginning to Rehearsal number 3

Clarinet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low E to High E (E4) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter Note = 144) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Clarinet - Page 18: measure 1 to the first note of measure 16. (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Clarinet - Page 9: measures 1-13. (Dotted-Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Concerto for Clarinet – Mozart - First 20 measures of the clarinet part

Bass Clarinet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low E to High C (C3) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 100) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method for Clarinet Vol. I -  Page 32 Number 11 Bottom Part – First four lines plus the next note (Eighth note = 120) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Advanced Method for Clarinet Vol. I - Page 49 – Last 21 measures (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Sonata in A Minor - Marcello -  Movement 1  - Allegro Section

Bassoon

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low Bb to High F using slurred eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method Page 36 Number 21. Measures 17-34. (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Twenty Studies for Bassoon Page 11: measure 1 to the first note of measure 21. (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Concerto in Bb – Mozart - 3rd Movement  Beginning to measure 50

Saxophone

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low Bb to F3 using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Saxophone - Page 8 - Measures 1-21 (Eighth note = 92) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Saxophone - Page 9 - Measures 1-12 (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  4. Example Alto Saxophone Solo: Concerto in Eb - Glazounov  - First Page

BRASS

Trumpet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low G to High C (C3) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Cornet or Trumpet – Page 8, measure 1-16 (with pickups) (Eighth Note = 95) Listen to an example
  3. Prelude et Ballade – Balay – Page 3 Top Five Lines (Quarter Note = 100) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Concerto in Eb - Hummel – First Page

French Horn

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to High G (top of the staff) using legato tongued quarter notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 132) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method for French Horn Vol. II - Page 52 Number 25 (Dotted-quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Advanced Method for French Horn Vol. II - Page 49 Number 17 (no D.C.) (Quarter Note = 88) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Concerto No. 3- Mozart -  Rehearsal Letter A to Letter C

Trombone

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 132 Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Trombone – Page 19 – Largo cantabile, measure 1 to 1st note of measure 14  (Dotted-quarter Note = 55) Listen to an example
  3. Bordner Book of Practical Studies #53 (Quarter Note = 100) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo:  Concert Piece #5 – Blazhevich – Rehearsal Number 18 to the end

Euphonium (Bass Clef)

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 120 Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 2 – measure 1 to the first note of measure 16 (no repeat)  (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 11- measures 1-16 (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Suite for Baritone - Haddad – Movement I – From the beginning to seven measures after E

Euphonium (Treble Clef)

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low G to High C using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 120
  2. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 2 – measure 1 to the first notes of measure 16 (no repeat)  (Quarter Note = 72)
  3. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 11, measures 1-16 (Quarter Note = 80)
  4. Example Solo: Suite for Baritone - Haddad – Movement I – From the beginning to seven measures after E

Tuba

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb (above the staff) using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 108 Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Supplementary Studies Eb or BBb Bass, by R. M. Endresen, page 16, No. 30, measures 1-16. (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Supplementary Studies Eb or BBb Bass, by R. M. Endresen, page 16, No. 29, complete. (Quarter Note = 92) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Sea Dreams – Barbara York – Movement 3: Measures 1-46. Available from Cimarron Music

Percussion

  1. Snare Drum – Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 8 Number 7 Listen to an example
  2. Timpani - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 13 Number 4 Listen to an example
  3. Keyboards - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 20 Number 4 Listen to an example
  4. Suggested Solo: (Choose 1 minute of a solo on your strongest percussion instrument)

For questions or more information, contact the band chairman: Casey Emerson



Jazz Band Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. IF THERE IS AN INDICATED TEMPO, PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $10.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  5. If you have any questions about the Jazz Band, contact: Quentin DeWitt
  6. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by October 5, 2018.

JAZZ BAND AUDITION MATERIALS

All examples are to be played alone (without accompaniment) except where indicated. For the rhythm tracks, use the link to play or download the track.

Alto Saxophone (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Funk Etude. Record at quarter note=112.
  3. Chromatic Scale. Play a chromatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note=120 from Low Bb to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the play-along track.

Tenor Saxophone (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Funk Etude. Record at quarter note=112.
  3. Chromatic Scale. Play a chromatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note=120 from Low Bb to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the play-along track.

Baritone Saxophone (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Funk Etude. Record quarter note=112.
  3. Chromatic Scale. Play a chromatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note=120 from Low A to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the play-along track.

Lead Trumpet (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Funk Etude. Record at quarter note=112.
  3. Chromatic Scale. Play a chromatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note=120 from Low G to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the play-along track.

Trumpet Section (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Funk Etude. Record at quarter note=112.
  3. Chromatic Scale. Play a chromatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note=120 from Low G to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the play-along track.

Lead Trombone (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Funk Etude. Record at quarter note=112.
  3. Chromatic Scale. Play a chromatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note=120 from Low F to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the play-along track.

Trombone Section (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Funk Etude. Record at quarter note=112.
  3. Chromatic Scale. Play a chromatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note=120 from Low F to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the play-along track.

Bass Trombone (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Funk Etude. Record at quarter note=112.
  3. Chromatic Scale. Play a chromatic scale in 8th notes at quarter note=120 from Low F to your highest comfortable note and back down. Slur while ascending and legato tongue while descending.
  4. Improvised Solo. Improvise a solo twice through using the play-along track.

Piano (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=120.
  2. Bossa Nova Etude. Record at quarter note=110.
  3. Comping and Improvised Solo. Play four times through the following blues using the play-along track. Comp on the chord changes for the first two choruses and improvise a solo over the third and fourth chorus.

Guitar (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Bossa Nova Etude. Record at quarter note=120.
  3. Comping and Improvised Solo. Play four times through the following blues using the play-along track. Comp on the chord changes for the first two choruses and improvise a solo over the third and fourth chorus.

Bass (Download)

  1. Swing Etude (On upright bass if you have one). Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Funk Etude (On bass guitar if you have one). Record at quarter note=92.
  3. Walking Bass and Improvised Solo. Play four times through the following blues using the play-along track. Walk a bass line on the chord changes for the first two choruses and improvise a solo over the third and fourth chorus.

Drum Set (Download)

  1. Swing Etude. Record at quarter note=150.
  2. Samba Etude. Record at half note=116.
  3. Swing Time. Play 16 measures of fast swing (quarter note=220), alternating four measure of time and four measures of soloing.
  4. Funk Time. Play 16 measure of funk/rock (quarter note=108), alternating four measure of time and four measures of soloing.

Application for Performing Groups

We are now accepting applications and recordings for performing groups at the 2018 IMEA All-State Inservice Conference. Selected groups will perform at numerous concert hours during the conference. We would like to see a balanced representation from all levels of Music Education in our State: Small, Medium and Large sized High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and University level performing ensembles.

The deadline for the Performing Groups Application is October 15, 2018. All materials should be submitted through the online application.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Wayne Millett, IMEA Past-President.


Performing Group Application


IMEA All-State Conductor Biographies

Jack Delaney, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Vern Sielert, University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music

Vern Sielert is Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Idaho. He also serves as the artistic advisor for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. From 2001-2006 he was Director of Jazz Ensembles at the University of Washington, and he has also served on the faculties of Baylor University, Illinois State University and Millikin University. Sielert has also directed jazz ensembles at Normal Community West High School in Normal, Illinois. He holds BM degrees in jazz studies and music education, and a MM degree in jazz studies from the University of North Texas, and a DMA in trumpet performance from the University of Illinois.

Sielert has been a student of Jack Adams, Keith Johnson, Don Jacoby, Michael Ewald, and Ray Sasaki. He has performed with artists such as Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Freddie Hubbard, Ronnie Milsap, The O’Jays, Bobby Shew, Michael Feinstein, Gerald Wilson, Claudio Roditi and Dee Daniels and in such diverse settings as the Bob Curnow Big Band, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, the Lionel Hampton Big Band, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Walt Disney World. Vern was also a member of the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band, which has recorded several of his compositions and arrangements.

Vern maintains an active performing schedule with groups such as the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, Palouse Jazz Project, Idaho Brass Quintet, and the Bob Curnow Big Band. His first CD, From There To Here on Pony Boy records was released in 2007. He is a member of the collaborative group the Unhinged Sextet, whose second CD Don’t Blink was named one of the best jazz releases of 2017 by critic Mark Sullivan from the website All About Jazz. He can also be heard performing on recent recordings by Greg Yasinitsky’s YAZZ Band, the Jessie Smith Jazz Orchestra, Convergence, the Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra, Matt Olson, the Bob Curnow Big Band, the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, Sierra Music Publications and Phil Kelly’s Northwest Prevailing Winds.

His compositions and arrangements have been performed by prestigious ensembles including the Count Basie Orchestra, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors and Otto Sauter’s trumpet ensemble, Ten of the Best. His works are regularly heard in high school and university jazz ensembles across the country and have been recorded by professional groups in the US, Canada and Japan.

Vern is also an active educator, clinician and adjudicator, and has worked at schools and jazz festivals throughout the US and Canada, and at conferences of the Idaho Music Educators, Washington Music Educators, MENC Northwest Division, WIBC, and the International Association for Jazz Education. He has directed all-state jazz bands in Montana, Alaska and New Mexico.

His jazz trumpet solo transcriptions have appeared regularly in the Journal of the International Trumpet Guild since 1998. He was host of the 2005 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition at the University of Washington, and was co-host of the 2017 Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition at the University of Idaho.

Matt Falkner, Maricosta College, California

Edie Copley, Northern Arizona University, Arizona

Richard Meyer, Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, California

Dinah Lindberg Helgeson, Washington

Dinah Lindberg Helgeson recently retired from International School Bangkok, Thailand, after nine years as Head of Fine Arts and the High school Choir director.

Ms Helgeson attended college at Pacific Lutheran University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. While at PLU, Dinah was member and soprano soloist with “The Choir of the West” under the direction of Dr. Maurice Skones.  Dinah pursued graduate studies at University of Southern California where she studied with Dr. Rod Eichenberger.

Ms Helgeson taught vocal music in the state of Washington and Montana and was a familiar vocal/choral clinician and guest conductor. Dinah isin demand as a guest conductor and choral clinician across the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia. She has conducted numerous All-State Choir festivals throughout the United States. Dinah lives in Washington State.



Frequently asked questions about the In-Service Conference Registration

Q:   Can I register for the In-Service Conference online?
A:   Yes! Online Pre-Registration is done through the OpusEvents. Go to OpusEvents to register.

Q:   Can I pay my registration fee with a credit card?
A:   Credit cards will be accepted. (You may also send a school or personal check. Purchase orders will NOT be accepted!)

Q:   I don't teach high school and I don't have students in All-State. Can I come at a reduced fee?
A:   IMEA/NAfME represents all levels and all areas of music education; consequently, the full fee is expected of all active music educators, regardless of their area or level of instruction. The In-Service Conference and the Idaho High School All-State are two separate events that are held at the same time. The sessions and concert hours at the In-Service are designed to address every teaching level and area.

Q:   How do I join IMEA/NAfME?
A:   You can join NAfME/IMEA by accessing the national web site at: www.nafme.org. (High school instructors need to remember to keep their membership current in order for their students to be eligible for All-State and the State Solo Contest.)

Q:   What does my registration includ?
A:   All registrations (with the exception of the FREE retired category) include 1 banquet ticket and entrance to all clinics, concert hours, exhibits and both GALA Concerts. Extra banquet tickets and extra GALA Concert tickets are available on the registration form. A limited number of banquet tickets will be available on-site.

The fine print ...
  • IMEA will accept NAfME membership cards for Conference Registration that are current through February 3, 2018. Members without a current valid membership will be notified by email and must renew at the time they register at the In-Service Conference or prior to the Conference.
  • If a member claims to have paid NAfME, but has not yet received a valid membership card, it shall be the responsibility of the IMEA Secretary to immediately check with the NAfME director of membership and finance. If membership is verified by NAfME, admission will be assured; if membership is not verified, the member must make membership payment at the registration site and a stop-pay at NAfME will be issued.


All-State Group Information

Check this page often for new information and updates.

Director's Information Letter for All-State Group Registration:

Please read these instructions carefully and follow the checklist to ensure that your students are properly registered for All-State. Failure to do so can prevent your student’s participation in the All-State Groups.

  1. Distribute Registration Forms, Medical Forms, Student Contracts, and Parent Information Sheets to all students selected for the Honor Groups. Please print all forms on a single side, not double sided , and do NOT staple them together.
  2. NEW-If you have students who live in the Moscow area, OR have a relative that they can stay with instead of the All State Housing, please distribute to them the IMEA Housing Waiver Form and make sure that the signatures from Director, Principal and Parent are complete.
  3. Distribute the Chaperone Information Form to interested parents that you know would do a good job of chaperoning the honor groups. Do not give the form to every student, just to those whom you trust to do a great job. Directors can also be chaperones with limited duties. Couples are needed to accommodate housing numbers.
  4. Collect all Registration/Housing forms, Medical Forms, and Student Contracts & fees from the students. Fees for 2018 are $265.00 per student. $195 if staying with relatives or home.
  5. Using the information on the Registration forms, complete the Housing Worksheet. DO NOT mail this form to IMEA.
  6. Login to the All-State Registration page and register your students using the information from the Registration Form and Housing Worksheet. DO NOT mail these forms to IMEA! Don’t confuse the Housing Worksheet with the Housing Waiver Form. IF YOU HAVE ANY STUDENTS NOT NEEDING HOUSING, MAIL THE WAIVER FORMS.
  7. Pay registration fees. After all students have been registered online, click the “Pay Registration Fees” button on the registration page. Select your school and then all of the students for whom you are paying the fees for. Print the Fee Statement Page. Both the director and the school principal must sign the Fee Statement. Students will not be registered until this form is signed. Have your SCHOOL ISSUE ONE CHECK made out to ALL-STATE/IMEA for the total of all fees due. NOTE: If you have more than one director at your school, have all the directors print their fee statements and then have one check issued for the total of all the fee statements. (include all band, orchestra, choir and jazz choir fees from each school in one check). Include the check with the Fee Statement
  8. Copy all forms for your records. You will keep the original Registration/Housing forms.
  9. Send all Medical Forms, Students Contracts, Fee Statements and Housing Waiver Forms to: (do NOT staple together)
    All-State/IMEA
    c/o Karen Goodrich Randolph
    1412 Clearwater Way
    Twin Falls, ID 83301
  • DO NOT SEND PERSONAL CHECKS!
  • DO NOT SEND A SCHOOL PURCHASE ORDER! IMEA will not bill.
  • DO NOT SEND A CHECK WITHOUT A FEESTATEMENT!

  • MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT FORMS ARE COMPLETE BEFORE MAILING!
  • NOTE THAT CHECKS NEED TO BE MADE OUT TO ALL-STATE/IMEA.
  • The POSTMARK DEADLINE for fees and forms is Friday, December 8. Any forms or fees postmarked after that date will be assessed a $25 per person late fee. If mailing forms and fees after that date, please include the late fee.
  • IMEA has purchased original copies of the music. Scanned pdf’s of band and orchestra music will be emailed to the directors around December 15. Choir directors will be mailed original copies and should begin arriving December 15. Please keep an eye out for the email and make copies for the students to rehearse with. Originals will be given to the students when they check in on January 31.

  • Plan to arrive at hotels on Wednesday, January 31 between 4:00 and 6:30 pm for registration and room assignments.

REFUND POLICY

Refunds of All-State Registration Fees will be paid on the following schedule if the student cannot be replaced:
During December, after registration fees have been paid, $150.00.
After January 1st, $90.00.
No refunds after January 29.

ALL-STATE HONOR GROUP’S CHAIRS
Honor Groups Chair
Kathy Stefani
McDonald Elementary School
2323 E. “D” St.
Moscow, ID 83843
stefanik@msd281.org
All-State Manager
Ron Curtis
Ridgevue High School
18800 Madison Rd
Nampa, ID 83687
ron.curtis@vallivue.org

Band Chair
Aaron Marshall
Marsh Valley High School
12655 S Old Highway 91
Arimo, ID 83214
amarshall@mvds21.org

Treble Choir Chair
Lindsay Lowe
Centennial High School
12400 W McMillan Rd
Boise, ID 83713
Lowe.lindsay@westada.org

Mixed Choir Chair
Bob Wicks
McGhee Elementary School
636 Warner Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501
Rwicks@lewistonschools.net

Orchestra Chair
Jim Phillips
Coeur D’Alene High School
5530 N 4th St.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
jphillips@cdaschools.org

Jazz Choir
Corrina Steinbach
Vallivue High School
1407 Homedale Rd
Caldwell, ID 83607
corrina.steinbach@vallivue.org


 

ACCOMODATIONS FOR ALL-STATE HONOR GROUPS

All-State Band/Treble Choir
Best Western Plus University Inn
1516 Pullman Road
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-0550

 

All-State Mixed Choir
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1190 S. E. Bishop Blvd.
Pullman, WA 99163
509-334-4437

 

All-State Orchestra
La Quinta
185 Warbonnett Dr
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-5365

 

All-State Treble (split)
Fairfield Inn & Suites
1000 West Pullman Rd.
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-4600

 

All-State Jazz Choir
Fairfield Inn & Suites
1000 West Pullman Rd.
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-4600

 

 

All-State Band:

All-State Mixed Choir:

  • Rehearsal Tracks. Rehearsal tracks have been prepared to help you learn you music. The links below will download the Mixed Choir tracks. Each piece of music has 4-5 different tracks:
    • Your part in the left track with the other voices in the right track. You can turn off the other parts by just adjusting that balance so that the left side is all you hear.
    • Your part predominant. All parts are performed, but your part is louder than the others.
    • All parts balanced.
    • Your part muted. All other parts are performed without your part.
    • Some pieces will have an accompaniment track with no voices.
    • All of these rehearsal tracks are produced and copyrighted by choraltracks.com
  • All-State Jazz Choir

    All-State Orchestra:

    All-State Treble Choir

    • Rehearsal Tracks. Rehearsal tracks have been prepared to help you learn you music. The links below will download the Treble Choir tracks. Each piece of music has 4-5 different tracks:
      • Your part in the left track with the other voices in the right track. You can turn off the other parts by just adjusting that balance so that the left side is all you hear.
      • Your part predominant. All parts are performed, but your part is louder than the others.
      • All parts balanced.
      • Your part muted. All other parts are performed without your part.
      • Some pieces will have an accompaniment track with no voices.
      • All of these rehearsal tracks are produced and copyrighted by choraltracks.com


    IMEA Idaho All-State Student Registration

    Please read these instructions carefully and follow the checklist to ensure that your students are properly registered for All-State. Failure to do so can prevent your student’s participation in the All-State Groups.

    • A) Download the registration packet if you didn't receive one via email.
    • B) NEW If you have students who live in the Moscow area, OR have a relative that they can stay with instead of the All State Housing, please distribute to them the IMEA Housing Waiver Form and make sure that the signatures from Director, Principal and Parent are complete.
    • C) Distribute Registration forms, Medical Forms, Student Contracts, and Parent Information Sheets to all students selected for the Honor Groups.  Please print all forms on a single side, not double sided.
    • D) Distribute the Chaperone Information Forms to interested parents that you know would do a good job of chaperoning the honor groups. Do not give the form to every student, just to those whom you trust to do a great job. Directors can also be chaperones with limited duties.
    • E) Collect all Registration forms, Medical Forms, and Student Contracts, and fees from the students. Fees for 2018 are $265.00 a student, $195.00 if staying with relatives or at home.
    • F) Using the information on the Registration forms, complete the Housing Worksheet. DO NOT mail this form to IMEA.
    • G) Login to the All-State Registration page and register your students using the information from the Registration Forms and Housing Worksheet. DO NOT mail these forms to IMEA! All-State Student Registration


    • H) Pay registration fees. After All Students have been registered online, click the “Pay Registration Fees” button on the registration page. Select your school and then all of the students for whom you are paying the fees for. Print the Fee Statement Page. Both the director and the school principal must sign the Fee Statement. Students will not be registered until this form is signed. Have your SCHOOL ISSUE ONE CHECK made out to ALL-STATE/IMEA for all fees. NOTE: If you have more than one director at your school, have all the directors print their fee statements and then have one check issued for the total of all the fee statements. (include all band, orchestra, and choir fees from each school in one check).  Include the check with the Fee Statement
    • F) Copy all forms for your records
    • G) Send all Medical Forms, Students Contracts, Fee Statements and Housing Waivers to:

    All-State/IMEA
    c/o Karen Goodrich Randolph
    1412 Clearwater Way
    Twin Falls, ID 83301

    • DO NOT SEND PERSONAL CHECKS!
    • DO NOT SEND A SCHOOL PURCHASE ORDER!  IMEA cannot bill.
    • DO NOT SEND A CHECK WITHOUT A FEE STATEMENT!
    • MAKE SURE THAT THE FEE STATEMENT IS SIGNED BY BOTH THE PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR.
    • NOTE THAT CHECKS NEED TO BE MADE OUT TO ALL-STATE/IMEA.
    • The POSTMARK DEADLINE for fees and forms is Friday, December 8, 2017. Any forms or fees postmarked after that date will be assessed a $25 per person late fee. If mailing forms and fees after that date, please include the late fee.
    • IMEA has purchased original copies of the music. Scanned pdf’s of band and orchestra music will be emailed to the directors around December 15th, after fees and forms have been received. Please watch for the email and make copies for the students to rehearse with. Originals will be given to the students when they check in on January 31st. Choir directors will be mailed original copies and that should begin arriving after December 15.
    • Plan to arrive at hotels on Wednesday, January 31st between 4:00 and 6:30 pm for registration and room assignments.

    REFUND POLICY
    Refunds of All-State Registration Fees will be paid on the following schedule if the student cannot be replaced:
    During December, after registration fees have been paid, $150.00.
    After January 1st, $90.00.
    No refunds after January 29th.

     



    IMEA Idaho All-State Groups

    Flute
    Oboe
    Clarinet
    Bass Clarinet
    Contra Bass Clarinet
    Bassoon
    Alto Saxophone
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone
    Trumpet
    French Horn
    Trombone
    Euphonium
    Tuba
    Double Bass
    Percussion
    Soprano
    Alto
    Tenor
    Bass
    Rhythm Section
    Piano
    Guitar
    Bass
    Drums
    Soprano I
    Soprano II
    Alto I
    Alto II
    Tenor I
    Tenor II
    Baritone
    Bass

    Double Bass players, also check the Concert Band page.

    Flute
    Oboe
    Clarinet
    Bassoon
    Trumpet
    French Horn
    Trombone
    Tuba
    Percussion
    Violin I
    Violin II
    Viola
    Cello
    Double Bass
    Harp
    Soprano I
    Soprano II
    Alto I
    Alto II


    IMEA In-Service Conference Registration Information

    Registration Instructions

    The Pre-Registration for the 2018 35th In-Service Conference must be completed or post-marked by January 15, 2018.

    GENERAL DIRECTIONS:

    • On-Line Pre-Registration is available again this year. Online registration will close on January 15th at 11:59 pm.
    • We strongly encourage everyone to Pre-Register for the conference at a substantial savings! Retired members have complimentary registration but still need to pre-register to get guaranteed tickets to the banquet and the concerts.
    • If you need to renew your NAfME membership, you must do that first at www.NAfME.org before registering for the conference. If you have difficulties connecting your NAfME membership to the registration form, contact the webmaster.
    • Included with your Conference Registration will be tickets for the Banquet held Friday evening, both GALA Concerts on Saturday, and all conference sessions and concert hours.
    • Additional tickets for the banquet and GALA Concerts are available to purchase with your Pre-Registration. (A limited number of banquet tickets will be available on-site, so please plan ahead.)
    • Refund requests (minus a 25% processing fee) must be received by January 20th. No refunds after that date.
    • If you want to make changes after submitting your registration, please email Karen.

    Conference Registration is free for First Year Teachers/IMEA Members. Contact executive.director.imea@gmail.com to register. This is for 1st time Active IMEA Members only. Collegiates must register using the collegiate form.

    Online Registration Instructions

    Online registration is being handled by OpusEvents. To register, do the following:

    1. Click on this link to go to the Registration Site: OpusEvents.
    2. If you have not previously registered at OpusEvents, click on the Register link to creat and account.
    3. When it asks if you would like to connect your NAfME membership, select, "Yes". Input your required NAfME information.
    4. From the Home page, choose, 2018 Idaho MEA In-service Conference and then choose the appropriate registration.
    5. Fill out the form with the needed information and select your type of payment.
    6. If you choose to pay by check, choose that option, complete your registration, then print a copy of your registration and mail it with your check to the address on the form.

    Register for the Conference



    IMEA In-Service Conference Parking
    at The University of Idaho

    Parking Instructions

    • During the daytime of the conference, designated parking for conference participants will be Lots #34 & #57, by the Kibbie Dome.
    • Bus parking will be lot #110.
    • The Vandal Trolley will run at the following times with drop-off points at the various venues (see the map):
      • Thursday, 7:15-9:15 AM and 3:30-5:30 PM
      • Friday, 7:30-9:30 AM and 4:00-6:00 PM.
    • After 5pm on those days and all day Saturday, parking is allowed in all regular spaces in all Gold, Red, and Blue parking lots.
    • If individual visitors wish to purchase a visitor permit for extra daytime access they can do so at the Parking Office located in the ITC building at 1006 Railroad Street or purchase/print online permits from the website: http://www.uidaho.edu/infrastructure/parking/visitor-parking .

    Download the Parking Map


    IMEA Inservice Conference
    Session Handouts and Presentations

    Wednesday, January 31st

    John Crever
      7:00 PM - Songs the Dance and Dances that Sing

    Thursday, February 1st

    Camille Blackburn
      9:00 AM - Opening Session - Here We Have Idaho
    John Crever
      11:00 AM - Growing Tuneful Beautiful Artful Children the Feierabend Way
    John Jacobson
      11:00 AM - Music Rocks!
    Music Studio Flyer
    Zach Buie
      1:00 PM - Beginning Trumpet Solutions
    Cindy Hayes
     

    1:00 PM - Kodaly for 2nd and 3rd Grade
    Handout #2

    Jim Phillips
      2:30 PM - Ask for the Moon PowerPoint

    Friday

    John Crever
      8:00 AM - Bringing Life Long Music Literacy @15 min per Lesson
    Compose a Melody
    Will Fairbanks
      8:00 AM - Creating Great Student Leaders
    Northwest Wind Quintet
      8:00 AM - Teaching Ensemble Skills through Chamber Music
    Matthew McDaniel
      11:00 AM - Giving You Small-School Choir Wings
    PowerPoint Presentation
    The Star Spangled Banner
    Tracy Martin
      11:00 AM - Rockin' Out in Guitar Class with TABS and Lead Sheets
    Will Fairbanks
      11:00 AM - Pyware Workshop
    Darla Meek
      1:00 PM - Using Children's Literature to Teach Melodic Literacy
    Will Fairbanks
      2:30 PM - Making the Most of a Small Marching Band

    Saturday

    Dr. Marianne Saunders
     

    8:00 AM - Vocal Jazz 101 - How to Add Jazz to Your Choral Program
    PowerPoint Presentation

    Leonard Garrison & Javier Rodriguez
     

    8:00 AM - Teaching Students How to Practice
    PowerPoint Presentation

     


    All-State/Inservice Conference
    Hotels

    February 1-3, 2018
    Moscow, Idaho

    Hotel rooms in Moscow are very limited for the conference. There are blocks of rooms (all with 1 King bed) reserved for I.M.E.A. Conference attendees at 3 of the Moscow hotels. All available rooms with two Queen beds at the Best Western Plus University Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites and La Quinta Inn & Suites are reserved for A.S. Honor Groups. Please double check the deadlines to reserve rooms at these rates. They will only be held until December 31st-Jan 2nd.

    Best Western Plus University Inn : Conference Headquarters
    (A.S. Band and ½ of the A.S. Treble Choir are staying here)

            1516 Pullman Road
    Moscow, ID  83843
    (208) 882-0550
      • 30 rooms with 1 King bed available in I.M.E.A. Conference block
      • Rate: $109.99 + tax and surcharge
      • For overnight accommodations, a guest room block has been reserved at the Best Western Plus University Inn. A daily hot breakfast buffet is complimentary, Complimentary wireless internet service and shuttle service to the local airport are also offered.  For hotel information, please visit www.uinnmoscow.com

      • For reservations, please call (208)882-0550/(800)325-8765 and mention IMEA. You may also make your reservation at http://www.uinnmoscow.com/reservation-form  guest room block and special group rates are being held until January 2, 2018The group name must be mentioned to receive the special rate.  Please make reservations directly with the hotel as the travel websites and Best Western International online reservations will not have information regarding the group rate.


    La Quinta Inn & Suites
    (A.S. Orchestra is staying here)

           

    185 Warbonnet Dr.
    Moscow, ID 83843
    (208) 882-5365

      • 15 rooms with 1 King bed available in I.M.E.A. Conference block
      • Rate: $91.00 + tax and surcharge
      • Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly (208) 882-5365. The I.M.E.A. Conference group room block must be mentioned to receive the group rate.
      • Hot breakfast is included.
      • The room block and special rates will be held until Sunday, December 31, 2017. At that time, any unreserved rooms will be released for general reservations.


    Fairfield Inn & Suites
    (A.S. Jazz Choir and ½ of the A.S. Treble Choir are staying here)

           

    1000 West Pullman Road
    Moscow, ID  83843
    (208) 882-4600

      • 25 rooms with 1 King bed available in I.M.E.A. Conference block
      • Rate: $109.00 + tax and surcharge
      • Reservations may be made on the Fairfield link below:
      • Website link
      • Hot breakfast is included.
      • The room block and special rates will be held until Sunday, December 31, 2017. At that time, any unreserved rooms will be released for general reservation.


    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    (A.S. Mixed Choir is staying here)

           

    1190 S.E. Bishop Boulevard
    Pullman, WA  99163
    (509) 334-4437

    We did not reserve I.M.E.A. Conference rooms at this hotel.


    Exhibits and Advertising

    Idaho Music Educators Association
    Annual In-service Conference
    February 1-3, 2018 — University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

    Here are links to download information for Exhibitors and to advertise in the official Conference Binder.


    For information about the Program Binder Ads, contact Ted Hadley.

    For information about Conference Exhibits, contact Joel Sandford.